Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinSilver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone

The Cook Islands, a sovereign state in free association with New Zealand, uses two official legal tender currencies. The New Zealand Dollar circulates in parallel with the local Cook Islands Dollar; at the same time, the government also authorises many legal tender coins in the Cook Islands Dollar currency for collector's purposes.

Collector coins are dedicated to historical or general popular culture themes not related to the country itself. Many of them are in standard bullion sizes, including the large three ounces of silver format - such as this coin.

The Mint says about this coin:
The Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone coin is the sixth issue in the Archaeology and Symbolism series. The impossible has been made possible using the enhanced smartminting technology and brings the carved Coyolxauhqui Stone disk to life.

Coyolxauhqui Stone is a carved Aztec stone dating to the mid-15th century when Axayacatl ruled the Aztec Empire. It depicts Coyolxauhqui in a dismembered pose and was carved from one piece of stone about 3.4 meters in diameter. In the temple it probably served as a warning for the enemies of Tenochtitlan because it was believed that female deities would die first in battle. Coyolxauhqui became to represent all defeated enemies.

The Coyolxauhqui Stone was discovered in 1978 at the site of the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan in today's Mexico City. Traces of original colour where found which are blue, white, red and yellow. The Coyolxauhqui Stone is one of the best-preserved pieces of Mesoamerican Art.

MintNumisCollect Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage333
Obverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows a large question mark at its centre, filled with Ancient symbols.

Below left, the Fourth Definitive Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley; the Queen is crowned, facing right. Below the portrait, the designer's initials IRB.

The background of the centre is patterned with thin concentric lines. Around below right, the name of the series ARCHEOLOGY & SYMBOLISM (sic).

The rim is raised; incuse in it, around above the monarch's legend: ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS; around below, the face value 20 DOLLARS.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
Reverse
Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin depicts the Coyolxauhqui Stone disk in ultra high relief with all its characteristics, including the crack through the middle. Around the disc are various Aztec carvings also originating near the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlan in today's Mexico City.

Around above and around below in the rim, the name COYOLXAUHQUI STONE. The date 2021 is also in the rim, divided by the central design.

Reverse Inscription COYOLXAUHQUI STONE 2021
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: antique, smartminting (Ultra High Relief).
Packaging: in capsule and box, with a Certificate of Authenticity.
NumisCollect Item ID: CK2105

See also

Coins in the Archaeology and Symbolism series include:
- 3 oz Silver, Cook Islands, Aztec Calendar Stone 2018
- 3 oz Silver, Mongolia, Kalachakra Mandala 2019
- 3 oz Silver, Cook Islands, Samsara Wheel of Life 2019
- 3 oz Silver, Cook Islands, Dendera Zodiac Egypt 2020
- 3 oz Silver, Mongolia, Vasudhara Mandala 2020
- 3 oz Silver, Cook Islands, Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone 2021

Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone: Known varieties
Variety Coloured Reverse
Images Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone / Coloured Reverse - obverse photo Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone / Coloured Reverse - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 99 (included in total)
Material0.999 Silver
Details

Coloured in the original colours of the Aztec empire.
NumisCollect Item ID: CK2106

Variety Gilded
Images Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone / Gilded - obverse photo Cook Islands / Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone / Gilded - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 99 (included in total)
Material0.999 Silver
Details

NumisCollect Item ID: CK2107

All (15) coins of type: Silver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Three Ounces 2018 Aztec Calendar Stone 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
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Silver Three Ounces 2019 Lord Ganesha 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2019
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Silver Three Ounces 2020 Madonna of Bruges 501 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS 2020
Silver Three Ounces 2020 Steampunk 555 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS STEAMPUNK
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone 333 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
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Silver Three Ounces 2021 Terracotta Warriors 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS 2021
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Steampunk - Jet Pack 888 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS STEAMPUNK
Silver Three Ounces 2021 Silver Burst 999 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 20 DOLLARS
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Silver Three Ounces 2022 Real Heroes - Special Forces 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 20 DOLLARS COOK ISLANDS
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Silver Three Ounces 2021 Aztec Coyolxauhqui Stone: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Three Ounces (3 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value20 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage333
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size65.000 mm
Mass93.300 g
OCC IDRNAZ-OGWC-NQLY-OXJL
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